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by Bill in Burl
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Strange 1882 one cent piece.
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Strange 1882 one cent piece.

The term "delamination" refers to the planchet that was the metal disc that was struck and made into the coin. There were impurities in the bronze alloy which caused the planchet (coin) to partially peel. The coin planchets are cut/punched from large sheets. Somewhere in the sheet were impurities or...
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: 1894 Large cent
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: 1894 Large cent

Yes, it's a fat 4 and VF-30. Nice coin and worth the effort.
by Bill in Burl
Thu Jul 29, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Grading Help
Topic: Strange 1882 one cent piece.
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Strange 1882 one cent piece.

I don't see any double chin. What you have is an Obv 2 for 1882 and that Obv has what looks like a double chin but it's normal. You have some delamination on the Reverse and some post-mint dings on the Obverse. Your coin has led a full tough life.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 1867 - 1992 Loonie with gas bubble
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: 1867 - 1992 Loonie with gas bubble

Post this on the Coin Community coin site(s). There's lots of error guys over there:

https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/for ... RUM_ID=139
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Conservation and Classification
Topic: Silver dollars wrapped in tinfoil - Should I open them?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Silver dollars wrapped in tinfoil - Should I open them?

The dollars are silver and current price is $18.85 times face. Each roll is 20 coins so just the scrap value of the uncirc dollars is $377 Canadian per roll. But most dealers or buyers are looking at only giving 90-95% of scrap value. There are lots of collectors that collect uncirc rolls so you may...
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: 1 dollar
Topic: 2$ 1996 need opinion
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: 2$ 1996 need opinion

It's a fake. Look at the bear toes and then do an archive search on here that tells all about them.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1 cent 1859 coin
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: 1 cent 1859 coin

It musta been buried in a salt dump or where someone dumped his swimming pool chemicals or home water softener system. I remember I had to dump salt down in Oklahoma almost 40 years ago. It's hard to tell that's even a coin, let alone one you can read the date on.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bullion Catalogue???
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Bullion Catalogue???

Most people refer to the annual Charlton Coin guide when it's mentioned. However, that is Vol1 for the year. Vol 2 covers all the noncirculating coinage. Most bookstores will carry it, but Charlton and Ebay have many
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: 50 cents
Topic: 1918 NFLD Half - need assistance grading
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: 1918 NFLD Half - need assistance grading

Just lookin at the crown band and the vertical jewels, I'd say VF-20. Some may say VF-30 but no more than that. Full retail to a newbie would be $20 Cdn or less. Most posted vales are listed at what a person HOPES to get, not what someone would actually pay which may be $10 or so.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: 25 cents
Topic: 2006 pink ribbon! effigy on the left!
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: 2006 pink ribbon! effigy on the left!

The coin on the left has to be rotated so that Canada is exactly on the bottom. That's the way that the coin is actually struck. The painting application is put on with no N-S orientation. It's just affixed to the coin where ever that may be. Once you do that, see how far off the strike is.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: 1 cent
Topic: !987 US 1 Cent DDR ? and grading guesstimate?
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: !987 US 1 Cent DDR ? and grading guesstimate?

I don't see any DDR from the photos. There may be a little die deterioration doubling or MD, but not DDR. The phots don't have enough magnification to see correctly. This is a Dn site, but most here are familiar with Yank coins.
by Bill in Burl
Tue Jun 22, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: 1876 Large Cent Odd Coloration
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: 1876 Large Cent Odd Coloration

It looks like someone cleaned it and the bronze changed color.
by Bill in Burl
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: 5 cents
Topic: Low Circulation 1970 Canadian Nickel rolls - 20
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Low Circulation 1970 Canadian Nickel rolls - 20

You need to use the EBay "selling" price, not what some people are asking. Here's the last roll sold at $18.50 US:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154417591840?h ... SwRTNgehZZ
by Bill in Burl
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Canadian Coins
Topic: Ratings of coins?
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Ratings of coins?

http://web.archive.org/web/201309021155 ... Coins.html

If the link doesn't work, you may have to copy and paste
by Bill in Burl
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Errors and Varieties
Topic: Selling Canadian coinage Errors and Varieties
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Selling Canadian coinage Errors and Varieties

Do an archive search on this and other coin sites. Look in the "BST" forum on this site. If the country ever opens up again, go to a major show or two and talk to some dealers.